An Unfiltered Guide to Being a Bride
HarperOne, 9780062455604, 288pp.
Publication Date: December 27, 2016
In this irreverent wedding guide, MTV’s wedding planning guru and star of Girl Code, comedian and bride-to-be Jamie Lee, offers practical advice and hilarious insights on how to stay sane while planning your "big day."
Weddings. What was once a beautiful celebration of a couple coming together for a lifetime of happiness has become a bit ridiculous, complete with the whimsical monogrammed mason jars and unconventional photo shoots. The Epic task of creating that special event can be nightmarish—a dizzying maze of minutiae and seemingly endless choices that might tempt you to say yes to a quickie drive-through chapel in Vegas.
But weddings don’t have to be stressful. You don’t have to give in to the crazy—or give up completely. Famous funny gal Jamie Lee learned much more than she counted on pulling together her own wedding, and in Weddiculous she shares her first-hand experiences and hilarious hard-won insights with every girl who just said "yes."
Jamie gives you the real low-down, puts the madness into perspective, and walks you through the process step by step in a calm, realistic, and highly entertaining way. Weddiculous includes helpful checklists, timelines, and suggestions on everything from what questions to ask vendors to how to handle difficult bridesmaids to what’s worth the extra cost (and more importantly, what’s not). Throughout, Jamie provides guidance on when you should trust your gut and when you need to listen to others.
What Amy Sedaris has done for hospitality and crafting, Jamie Lee now does for weddings. Weddiculous will help remind you what’s really important about your wedding day: it’s just the first day in a long and happy marriage.
About the Author
Jamie Lee is a stand-up comedian, TV writer and actress, and one of the core cast members on the hit MTV show GirlCode, as well as the host of 10 Things on TruTV and the podcast Best of the Worst. Jamie has appeared on Conan, Chelsea Lately, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Comedy Central's @Midnight, MTV's Ridiculousness, John Oliver's Stand Up Show and was a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing. She has also written for The Pete Holmes Show, E!, Lifetime, and the new Judd Apatow show on HBO, Crashing. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and a labradoodle named Dennis.
Praise For Weddiculous: An Unfiltered Guide to Being a Bride…
— Rachel Bloom, Golden Globe-awarded actress, star of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"
“Single? Read this book. Engaged? Read this book. Your wedding’s next week? Read this book. Getting married in an hour? Read half of this book.”
— James Cordon, host of The Late Late Show
“I guarantee you that Weddiculous is the funniest, most honest book about wedding planning anyone has ever written. I devoured this book even though no one wants to marry me!”
— Nikki Glaser, stand-up comedian, podcast host, and star of the television series Not Safe with Nikki Glaser
“A helpful guide for soon-to-be brides…practical and hilarious.”
“The book is less must-do, more do-what-you-want, with advice about skipping the stress of color schemes and facing the fact that your big day will not be the best day ever—probably...a helpful hand-up that reads like it’s been written by your funniest friend.”
— The Phoenix New Times
“Every bride should read comedian Jamie Lee’s uproarious and relatable wedding guide, WEDDICULOUS. Filled with practical advice about wedding planning and plenty of personal wit and humor, this unconventional handbook will put the big day in perspective for even the most stressed out bride.”